Assistant, 21, charged with murder of millionaire found decapitated and dismembered

Assistant, 21, charged with murder of millionaire found decapitated and dismembered

A man has been charged with second-degree murder after a tech entrepreneur was found decapitated and dismembered in NewYork.

Fahim Saleh, 33, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday.

His executive assistant Tyrese Haspil, who lives in Brooklyn, has been arrested and charged with the murder.

Pictures show 21-year-old Haspil being led by officers from the New York Police Department yesterday.

Haspil is accused of using a Taser on Mr Saleh and then fatally stabbing him on Monday.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison told reporters on Friday: “[The suspect] handled [Saleh’s] finances and personal matters.

“It is also believed that he owed the victim a significant amount of money.”

Haspil is believed to have owed his boss $100,000

A NYPD police vehicle sits parked outside the entrance to Mr Saleh’s flat

Mr Saleh, dubbed the “Elon Musk of the developing world”, was best known for his role in creating popular ride-sharing companies in Nigeria and Bangladesh.

According to the New York Times, Haspil was suspected of allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from Mr Saleh.

Mr Saleh’s torso was found near several large plastic bags containing his head and limbs that had been severed with an electric saw.

According to US media reports the power saw was still plugged in when his body was found.

Mr Saleh was CEO of ride sharing app Gokada

His body was discovered by one of Mr Saleh’s sisters, and a witness saw a “hysterical” woman burst out of the lobby, screaming “he has no head” and sobbing while making an arm motion.

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Mr Saleh’s final moments were captured by the building’s CCTV cameras, which showed a man wearing a black mask, gloves and a holding a bag or briefcase following him into a lift at about 1.40pm on Monday.

Haspil has been charged with the murder of Pathao and Gokada CEO Fahim Saleh (pictured)

The man attacked the entrepreneur as the doors opened directly into his apartment and he stepped out.

Saleh’s family said in a statement on Thursday: “The headlines talk about a crime we still cannot fathom.

“Fahim is more than what you are reading. He is so much more. His brilliant and innovative mind took everyone who was a part of his world on a journey and he made sure never to leave anyone behind.

“There are no words or actions to provide any of us comfort except the capture of the person who exhibited nothing short of evil upon our loved one.”

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